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Brian Viloria
Weightclass:
Light Flyweight
Age:
33
Birthplace:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Record:
33-4, 2 ND, 20 KOs
Height:
5’4”
Reach:
65”
Managers:
Gary Gittlesohn
Trainers:
Freddie Roach
biography

Twitter: @BrianViloria
Ranked WBA #4, WBO #7, IBF #7 at 112 pounds…
World championship fights: 8-4, 1 ND, 5 KOs...
Former WBO flyweight world champion, three successful defenses…
Former WBA “Unified” flyweight world champion…
Former IBF jr. flyweight world champion, one successful defense...
Former WBC light flyweight world champion, one successful defense…
Former NABF flyweight champion, four successful defenses…
Former WBC Youth flyweight champion…
2000 U.S. Olympian (amateur), 106 pounds…
1999 World Championships (amateur), 106 pounds – Gold Medalist…
1999 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 106 pounds – Gold Medalist…
1999 National Golden Gloves Championships (amateur), 106 pounds – Gold Medalist…
1996 National Jr. Olympics Championships (amateur), 106 pounds – Gold Medalist…
1995 National Jr. Olympics Championships (amateur), 100 pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 33, Brian is a 13-­­year pro. A former WBA “Unified” and WBO flyweight world champion, he won the WBO title in July, 2011, and made three successful title defenses. He added the WBA title in November, 2012.
He is also a former IBF junior flyweight world champion and former WBC light flyweight world champion.
Brian was an international amateur standout – a 2000 U.S. Olympian and a gold medalist at the 1999 World Championships, as well as several prestigious national amateur tournaments.
He is coming off a 10-round unanimous decision win against Juan Herrera in his last fight on March 29. In his previous fight on April 6, 2013 – his first in Macau – he lost a very close 12-round...
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fight history
Key Fights – 2014 - in his last fight on 3-29-14 in Las Vegas, NV, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Juan Herrera (9-7): the bout was one of the co-features at Texas Station Casino, and Brian dominated the fight; he outboxed Herrera, consistently landed the harder punches, and won by scores of 98-92, 98-92, 97-93…
2013 – LOST WBA-WBO FL WORLD TITLES - on 4-6-13 in Macau, CHI, he lost a 12 round split decision against Juan Francisco Estrada (23-2): the bout was one of the co-features with Zou Shiming’s pro debut; both gave tremendous efforts, and it was fast-paced and exciting; the early rounds were close, and afer six rounds, the judges’ scores were split – 60-54 Viloria, 58-56 Estrada, 57-57; Brian swept the 7th round on all three scorecards, but Herrera rallied in the middle and late rounds; he swept rounds 8 through 12 and staggered Viloria in the final round – one judge scored the round 10-8 – and won by scores of 116-111, 117-111 Estrada, 115-113 Viloria…
 
2012 – 3RD WBO FL WORLD TITLE DEFENSE – WON WBA FL WORLD TITLE - on 11-17-12 in Los Angeles, CA, he won by TKO (10th round) in a title unification bout against lefthanded WBA champion Hernan Marquez (34-2): the bout headlined at the Sports Arena, and it was fast-paced and exciting – one of the best fights of the year; Brian scored a knockdown with a right hand late in the 1st round and dominated the early rounds; Marquez rallied in the 5th – he staggered Brian with a right hook, then rocked him with a series of punches, but Brian recovered and rallied late in the round; Brian steadily wore down Marquez in the following rounds, then scored a knockdown with a left hook that dropped him flat on his back in the 10th round – he got up, but Brian rocked him with series of punches, Marquez’...
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Brian said that he was born in Hawaii, but spent his first five years in the Philippines where he was raised by his grandparents…he moved back to Hawaii and started boxing at the age of six: Brian said his grandfather taught his father to box, and his father taught him…when he moved back to Hawaii, he also learned that he had a younger brother of whom he didn’t previously know...
When he was growing up in Hawaii, he would punch banana trees to strengthen his hands…he was a also wrestler and and all-star tennis player in high school…Brian attended Northern Michigan University, which has one of the best amateur boxing programs in the U.S., and majored in broadcast journalism…
Brian first went to a boxing gym at the age of eight and reportedly had over 200 amateur fights…he said, “My old coach, Al Silva, who also used to train Andy Ganigan and Jesus Salud, really stressed the point about slowing down a guy with body punches. He told me to attack the body and the head will go down. At a young age I got used to having to go down to the body, make the guy drop his hands, and leave him open for a headshot. So I grew up like that. Most of my knockouts as an amateur were with body shots.”…
Brian is also a surfer…
AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS: 2000 OLYMPICS, Sydney, Australia, 106 pounds: in his first fight on 9-17-00 he won an 8-6 decision against Serguei Kazakov of Russia; in his second fight on 9-22-00 he lost a 6-4 decision against Brahim Asloum of France, who went on to win the gold medal: Brian landed several body punches that were not scored by the judges, and Asloum landed three uppercuts late in the final round that made the difference in the scoring; after the bout, the Olympic judges were instructed not to ignore body punches; Brian had beaten Asloum in the 1999 World...
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Biography
  • Twitter: @BrianViloria
  • Ranked WBA #4, WBO #7, IBF #7 at 112 pounds…
  • World championship fights: 8-4, 1 ND, 5 KOs...
  • Former WBO flyweight world champion, three successful defenses…
  • Former WBA “Unified” flyweight world champion…
  • Former IBF jr. flyweight world champion, one successful defense...
  • Former WBC light flyweight world champion, one successful defense…
  • Former NABF flyweight champion, four successful defenses…
  • Former WBC Youth flyweight champion…
  • 2000 U.S. Olympian (amateur), 106 pounds…
  • 1999 World Championships (amateur), 106 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 1999 U.S. National Championships (amateur), 106 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 1999 National Golden Gloves Championships (amateur), 106 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 1996 National Jr. Olympics Championships (amateur), 106 pounds – Gold Medalist…
  • 1995 National Jr. Olympics Championships (amateur), 100 pounds – Gold Medalist…

At the age of 33, Brian is a 13-­­year pro. A former WBA “Unified” and WBO flyweight world champion, he won the WBO title in July, 2011, and made three successful title defenses. He added the WBA title in November, 2012.

He is also a former IBF junior flyweight world champion and former WBC light flyweight world champion.

Brian was an international amateur standout – a 2000 U.S. Olympian and a gold medalist at the 1999 World Championships, as well as several prestigious national amateur tournaments.

He is coming off a 10-round unanimous decision win against Juan Herrera in his last fight on March 29. In his previous fight on April 6, 2013 – his first in Macau – he lost a very close 12-round split decision against Juan Francisco Estrada.

After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: It shouldn't have come as any surprise that they waged a thrilling fight, especially the second half, with a lot of back-and-forth action, clean punching and exciting exchanges.

Both of these guys showed great heart and great chins. Viloria seemed to be in control through the first half of the fight, but he began to fade toward the later rounds. Estrada, with youth on his side, seemed just a little bit quicker and fresher than Viloria.

Estrada put in some seriously good work on the inside, which was probably enough to tilt the balance in some close rounds and allow him to pull out a very good fight…. [End Rafael item]

Fight History

Key Fights – 2014 - in his last fight on 3-29-14 in Las Vegas, NV, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Juan Herrera (9-7): the bout was one of the co-features at Texas Station Casino, and Brian dominated the fight; he outboxed Herrera, consistently landed the harder punches, and won by scores of 98-92, 98-92, 97-93…

2013 – LOST WBA-WBO FL WORLD TITLES - on 4-6-13 in Macau, CHI, he lost a 12 round split decision against Juan Francisco Estrada (23-2): the bout was one of the co-features with Zou Shiming’s pro debut; both gave tremendous efforts, and it was fast-paced and exciting; the early rounds were close, and afer six rounds, the judges’ scores were split – 60-54 Viloria, 58-56 Estrada, 57-57; Brian swept the 7th round on all three scorecards, but Herrera rallied in the middle and late rounds; he swept rounds 8 through 12 and staggered Viloria in the final round – one judge scored the round 10-8 – and won by scores of 116-111, 117-111 Estrada, 115-113 Viloria…

 

2012 – 3RD WBO FL WORLD TITLE DEFENSE – WON WBA FL WORLD TITLE - on 11-17-12 in Los Angeles, CA, he won by TKO (10th round) in a title unification bout against lefthanded WBA champion Hernan Marquez (34-2): the bout headlined at the Sports Arena, and it was fast-paced and exciting – one of the best fights of the year; Brian scored a knockdown with a right hand late in the 1st round and dominated the early rounds; Marquez rallied in the 5th – he staggered Brian with a right hook, then rocked him with a series of punches, but Brian recovered and rallied late in the round; Brian steadily wore down Marquez in the following rounds, then scored a knockdown with a left hook that dropped him flat on his back in the 10th round – he got up, but Brian rocked him with series of punches, Marquez’ corner threw in the towel, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:01; after nine rounds, Brian led by scores of 89-80 on all three scorecards…

2ND WBO FL WORLD TITLE DEFENSE - on 5-13-12 in Pasig, PH, he won by TKO (9th round) in his third fight against former two-time WBC light flyweight world champion Omar Nino (31-4-2): Nino won a 12-round decision against in their fight fight in August, 2006, and they had a 12-round draw in the rematch three months later in November - but Nino tested positive for a banned substance and the result was changed to no decision; the bout headlined at Yñares Sports Arena, and Brian dominated; he outworked Nino and rocked him with left hook in the 4th round, then staggered him with a left hook in the 5th; he staggered Nino with a right hand in the 9th round, then rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 2:07; after eight rounds, Bryan led by scores of 80-71, 80-70, 79-72...

 

2011 - 1ST WBO FL WORLD TITLE DEFENSE - on 12-11-11 in Pasig he won by TKO (8th round) against lefthanded former WBA light flyweight world champion Giovani Segura (28-1-1): the bout headlined at Yñares Sports Arena, and Brian dominated most of the fight; he rocked Segura with a left hook in the 2nd round - Segura became badly swollen around his right eye, and the swelling became much worse as the rounds progressed; Brian rocked Segura with a left hook in the 8th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:29 of the 8th round; after seven rounds, Bryan led by scores of 69-64, 68-65, 70-63...

WON WBO FL WORLD TITLE - on 7-16-11 in Honolulu, HI, he won a 12 round unanimous decision against defending champion Julio Cesar Miranda (35-5-1): the bout headlined at the Blaisdell Center, and it was a good, close fight; Brian scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 1st round and built a lead in the first half of the fight – after six rounds, he led by scores of 60-53, 59-54, 59-54; but Miranda pressed forward and rallied in the middle and late rounds – he swept the 8th round on all three scorecards, and Brian was cut over his right eye; Brian won the 9th round on two scorecards, but Miranda finished the fight strongly – he swept the 10th, won the 11th round on two scorecards, then swept the 12th; scored 115-113, 114-113, 117-110...

 

2010 - on 11-5-10 in Pasig he won by TKO (7th round) against Liempetch Veerapol (20-7-1): the bout headlined at Yñares Sports Arena; Brian scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 5th round; he scored two more knockdowns with left hooks to the body in the 7th, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:09...

On 7-10-10 in Pasig he won a 10 round split decision against Omar Soto (19-7-2): the bout headlined at Yñares Sports Arena; Brian started fast and built a lead on the scorecards; Soto rallied in the middle rounds, but Brian finished the fight strongly and won by scores of 97-93, 97-93 Viloria, 97-93 Soto...

LOST IBF J-FL WORLD TITLE - on 1-23-10 in Pasay, PH, he lost by TKO (12th round) against Carlos Tamara (20-4): the bout headlined at Cuneta Astrodome; Brian started fast – he outboxed Tamara, landed the harder punches, and built a lead on the scorecardsafter six rounds, Brian led by scores of 59-55, 59-55, 58-56; but he tired in the late rounds and Tamara rallied – he swept the 9th, 10th, and 11th rounds on all three scorecards; Tamara rocked Brian in the 12th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:45; after 11 rounds the fight was scored 106-103, 105-104 Viloria, 105-104 Tamara...

1ST IBF J-FL WORLD TITLE DEFENSE - on 8-29-09 in Honolulu he won a 12 round unanimous decision against Jesus Iribe (15-5-5): the bout headlined at the Blaisdell Center; Iribe gave a strong effort, but Brian kept a busy pace, landed the harder punches, and dominated most of the fight; scored 117-111, 117-112, 118-110...

 

2009 – WON IBF J-FL WORLD TITLE - on 4-19-09 in Quezon, PH, he won by knockout (11th round) against defending champion Ulises Solis (28-1-2): the bout was co-featured with the Nonito Donaire-Raul Martinez main event at Araneta Coliseum, and Solis, making his ninth title defense, was the favorite to win; it was Brian’s first fight in the Philippines, and an exciting battle; the momentum shifted back and forth - Brian pressed forward and consistently landed the harder punches, but Solis jabbed and boxed effectively in several rounds; Brian swept the 1st and 2nd rounds on all three scorecards; Solis rallied and swept the 3rd round, but was also penalized one point for low blows; Solis swept the 4th, but Brian swept the 5th and Solis was penalized another point for low blows and cut over his right eye; Solis came back and swept the 6th round, but was cut over his left eye; Solis staggered Brian with a left hook-right hand combination in the 8th and swept that round, as well, but Brian came back and finished the fight strongly – he swept the 9th and 10th rounds, rocked Solis repeatedly with right hands in the 11th, then scored a devastating knockdown with another right hand that dropped Solis to all fours before he toppled over on the canvas and was counted out at 2:56; after 10 rounds, Brian led by scores of 96-92 on all three scorecards…

 

2008 - on 12-12-08 in Los Angeles, CA, he won by knockout (2nd round) against Benjamin Garcia (13-10-3): the fight was co-featured at the Alameda Swap Meet, and Brian quickly overpowered him; Brian rocked Garcia several times with right hands in the 1st round, then scored a knockdown with another right hand in the 2nd, and he was counted out at 1:17...

On 9-25-08 in El Cajon, CA, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Juan Javier Lagos (15-12-2): Brian consistently outworked Lagos and dominated the fight; he rocked Lagos with a right hand in the 7th round, but was cut over his left eye by a clash of heads in the 8th; scored 80-72 on all three scorecards...

On 5-17-08 in Aguascalientes, MX, he won by knockout (3rd round) against Fred Valdez (10-17): the fight was on the undercard of the Jorge Arce-Devid Lookmahanak main event at the Plaza Monumental; Brian scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 3rd round, and Valdez was counted out at 2:10…

On 2-16-08 in Las Vegas, NV, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Cesar Lopez (20-5): the bout was on the undercard of the Kelly Pavlik-Jermain Taylor rematch, and Brian dominated most of the fight; he consistently outworked Lopez and rocked him several times; Brian scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 5th round, and won by scores of 78-73, 78-73, 77-74…

On 1-4-08 in Los Angeles, CA, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against switch-hitter Jose Garcia Bernal (27-9-1): Bernal gave a good effort, but Brian dominated most of the fight; Brian was cut over his left eye, but scored a knockdown with a body punch in the 8th round; Bernal was also penalized one point for spitting out his mouthpiece in the final round; scored 78-72 on all three scorecards...

 

2007 – VACANT WBC L-FL WORLD TITLE CHALLENGE - on 4-14-07 in San Antonio, TX, he lost a 12 round majority decision against Edgar Sosa (26-5): the bout was on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Jorge Solis main event, and was for the vacant title that had been stripped from Omar Nino; it was a good, close fight and both gave strong efforts: Brian started fast and built an early lead – he swept the 1st round on all three scorecards, then won the 2nd round on two; Sosa rocked Brian with a series of punches in the 3rd round and won the round on two scorecards, but Brian outworked him to win the 4th round on two scorecards, then swept the 5th and after five rounds, led by scores of 49-46, 49-46, 48-47; the momentum shifted back and forth in the middle rounds – Sosa swept the 6th, but Brian staggered him with a right hand in the 7th round and won the round on two scorecards, then swept the 8th with a strong body attack late in the round; but Sosa steadily wore down Brian and dominated the rest of the fight – he outworked Brian, landed the sharper punches, and swept the last four rounds on all three scorecards; scored 115-113, 115-113, 114-114...

 

2006 – WBC L-FL WORLD TITLE CHALLENGE - on 11-18-06 in Las Vegas, NV, he had a 12 round no decision in the rematch against defending champion Omar Nino (24-2-1): the bout was one of the featured attractions on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales III main event, which drew a capacity crowd of 18,276 to the Thomas & Mack Center; it was a good fight, and an unpopular decision; the early rounds werwe close, but Brian scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 5th round when Nino’s right glove touched the canvas, although replays showed that the punch missed and Nino was just off-balance; after six rounds, Brian led by scores of 57-56, 57-56, 57-57; Nino was cut on the bridge of his nose in the middle rounds, but rallied and swept the 7th and 8th rounds on all three scorecards; Brian scored another knockdown with another right hand in the 9th round and won the 10th on two scorecards; Nino was cut at his hairline by a clash of heads in the 9th round and Brian was cut over his left eye in the 10th, but Nino finished the fight strongly – he swept the 11th and 12th rounds on all three scorecards; most observers thought Brian deserved to win, but the judges scored a draw - 115-112 Nino, 113-113, 113-113; the decision was later changed to a no decision after Nino tested positive for a banned substance in his post-fight drug test...

 

LOST WBC L-FL WORLD TITLE - on 8-10-06 in Las Vegas he lost a 12 round unanimous decision against Omar Nino (23-2-1): Brian landed some hard right hands in the early rounds, but Nino consistently outworked him, was the more accurate puncher, and dominated most of the fight; Brian won the 1st round on one scorecard, the 4th on two, then the 7th on all three, the only round he swept; after Nino swept rounds 8 through 11, Brian came back to win the 12th round on two scorecards; scored 118-110, 117-111, 117-112; after the fight, Brian said, “I fought a stupid fight. I had a really bad night. I came prepared, I didn’t throw as many punches as I should have. I just waited too long. I’m disgusted with my performance tonight.”...

 

1ST WBC L-FL WORLD TITLE DEFENSE - on 2-18-06 in Las Vegas he won a 12 round unanimous decision against former WBC strawweight world champion Jose Antonio Aguirre (33-4-1): it was a hard, exciting fight; Aguirre started fast and pressed forward, and the early rounds were close - after six rounds, the fight was scored 58-56 Viloria, 57-57, 57-57; but Brian rallied in the second half of the fight - he swept rounds seven through 11 on all three scorecards, and bloodied Aguirre’s nose; Aguirre came back to win the 12th, but Brian won by scores of 116-112, 116-112, 117-111; after the fight, Brian said, “I need tough fights. I need tough rounds. He did his homework and it was a great battle. He took a lot of my punches. Aguirre came to fight. He came to take my title away, but I was able to prove I deserve to keep it. He’s a tough cat. I hurt him a couple of times, but not as much as I would have liked. All that hard work, all that training I did in preparation for the fight allowed me to deny him. It was a great learning experience.”…

 

2005 - WON WBC L-FL WORLD TITLE - on 9-10-05 in Los Angeles, CA, he won by knockout (1st round) against defending champion Erick Ortiz (24-4-1): the bout was one of the featured attractions with the Erik Morales-Zahir Raheem main event at the Staples Center, and it was a spectacular one-punch knockout; Brian scored a knockdown with a right hand late in the 1st round that put Ortiz flat on his back; he got up but fell down again, and was counted out at 2:59; after the fight, Brian said, “I was expecting a long, hard fight for 12 rounds. That right hand landed on the money. I wasn’t really concerned for him when he went down, because it happened so quick. I did check with him after the fight. That’s just sportsmanship.”…

On 5-28-05 in Los Angeles he won by knockout (6th round) against Ruben Contreras (9-16-3): the bout was on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez-Ivan Robinson main event; Brian dominated the fight and rocked Contreras several times; Contreras turned his back in resignation in the 6th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:55…

 

2004 - WON WBC LATINO FL TITLE - on 12-16-04 in Los Angeles he won by knockout (7th round) against Angel Priolo (30-1): Brian had been inactive for six months and took the fight on two days’ notice; Priolo gave a strong effort and cut Brian over the left eye, but Brian scored a knockdown in the 3rd round and staggered Priolo in the 6th; Brian scored another knockdown with a series of body punches in the 7th round, and Priolo was counted out on his knees at 0:54; after six rounds, the fight was scored 58-55, 57-56 Viloria, 57-56 Priolo…

4th NABF FL DEFENSE - on 6-4-04 in Tucson, AZ, he won by knockout (11th round) against Gilberto Keb-Baas (22-10-1): it was an exciting fight; Brian started fast, but Keb-Baas rallied in the middle rounds - he pressed forward, outworked Brian, and landed the sharper punches; Brian came back strongly in the 9th round and rocked with a left hook Keb-Baas in the 10th; Keb-Baas was penalized one point for a low blow in the 8th round, and penalized another point for a low blow in the 11th; Brian scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 11th round, and Keb-Baas was counted out at 2:42…

3RD NABF FL DEFENSE - on 2-13-04 in Uncasville, CT, he won a 12 round unanimous decision against Juan Keb-Baas (30-9-2): Brian kept a busier pace, and Keb-Baas, the brother of Gilberto Keb-Baas, fought defensively in several rounds; Brian scored two knockdowns in the 8th round, and won by scores of 119-107 on all three scorecards…

 

2003 - on 7-22-03 in Pismo Beach, CA, he won by TKO (1st round) against strawweight world title challenger Luis Doria (17-8-1): the boxing ring was set up on the beach; Brian rocked Doria with the first punch of the fight, then scored two knockdowns and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 1:14 of the 1st round…

On 4-15-03 in Honolulu, HI, he won by TKO (8th round) against Valentin Leon (13-5): Brian overpowered Leon; he scored knockdowns in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th and two in the 7th; he rocked Valentin again in the 8th and the referee stopped the fight at 0:08…

2ND NABF FL DEFENSE - on 1-10-03 in Uncasville he won a 12 round unanimous decision against Alejandro Moreno (19-10-1): Brian dominated the fight with a busier pace and harder punches, but became tentative in the late rounds and the crowd booed the lack of action; scored 120-108, 119-109, 118-110…

 

2002 – 1ST NABF FL DEFENSE - on 11-24-02 in Lake Grove, NY, he won a 12 round majority decision in the rematch against 1996 Peruvian Olympian Alberto Rossel (8-4): it was a close fight; the early rounds were slow-paced, but Brian had the edge in several of the early and middle rounds; Rossel rallied in the late rounds and rocked Brian in the 11th; scored 116-112, 115-113, 114-114…

WON VACANT NABF FL TITLE - on 8-30-02 in New York, NY, he won a 12 round unanimous decision against Javier Lagos (14-7-2): Lagos was a late substitute; Brian constantly pressed forward, but Lagos fought very cautiously and defensively; scored 120-108 on all three scorecards…

He debuted at the age of 20 on 5-15-01 in Honolulu and won a 4 round decision against Ben Escobia (14-13-3)…

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Brian said that he was born in Hawaii, but spent his first five years in the Philippines where he was raised by his grandparents…he moved back to Hawaii and started boxing at the age of six: Brian said his grandfather taught his father to box, and his father taught him…when he moved back to Hawaii, he also learned that he had a younger brother of whom he didn’t previously know...

When he was growing up in Hawaii, he would punch banana trees to strengthen his hands…he was a also wrestler and and all-star tennis player in high school…Brian attended Northern Michigan University, which has one of the best amateur boxing programs in the U.S., and majored in broadcast journalism…

Brian first went to a boxing gym at the age of eight and reportedly had over 200 amateur fights…he said, “My old coach, Al Silva, who also used to train Andy Ganigan and Jesus Salud, really stressed the point about slowing down a guy with body punches. He told me to attack the body and the head will go down. At a young age I got used to having to go down to the body, make the guy drop his hands, and leave him open for a headshot. So I grew up like that. Most of my knockouts as an amateur were with body shots.”…

Brian is also a surfer…

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS: 2000 OLYMPICS, Sydney, Australia, 106 pounds: in his first fight on 9-17-00 he won an 8-6 decision against Serguei Kazakov of Russia; in his second fight on 9-22-00 he lost a 6-4 decision against Brahim Asloum of France, who went on to win the gold medal: Brian landed several body punches that were not scored by the judges, and Asloum landed three uppercuts late in the final round that made the difference in the scoring; after the bout, the Olympic judges were instructed not to ignore body punches; Brian had beaten Asloum in the 1999 World Championships…

1999 World Championships, 106 pounds – Gold Medalist…

1999 U.S. National Championships, 106 pounds – Gold Medalist…

1999 National Golden Gloves Championships, 106 pounds – Gold Medalist…

1996 National Jr. Olympics Championships, 106 pounds – Gold Medalist…

1995 National Jr. Olympics Championships, 100 pounds – Gold Medalist…

 

STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement…has good punching power, a good body puncher…is always in top condition, is physically strong…poised and polished in the ring…is experienced against very good opposition...had a strong amateur background…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 13 years, 2 months…39 fights...301 total rounds...135 world championship rounds...

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 7.7 rounds...

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 57 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 12 rounds – 12 (8-3, 1 ND)…11 rounds - 2 (2-0)…10 rounds – 3 (3-0)…